Flavio Cerqueira at Casa Triangulo

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The show is divided in two parts. In the main room, sculptures where the theme is a boy trying to find a way to take off, to fly. On the upper floor a series of white sculptures simulating porcelain, where the boy position himself in a reflexive and introspective way.

I am not a figurative type of guy, I rarely like realism, but this show is outstanding. In my view Flavio is expressing himself in his sculptures. Yesterday he was reflexive, introspective. Today he is flying he is ready for more challenges.

The works are in bronze with electrostatic painting. All pieces are carefully made and very well finished. Another interesting touch in his works is that his sculptures do not have “white cube” bases. All bases were thought to be in accordance with the sculptures objective. This show will be forever in my records.

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South Africa in Apartheid and After at SFMoMA

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This show currently at SFMoMA is a great. It reflects the views of three South African artists of the Apartheid regime during and after. David Goldblatt a photographer that I have seen quite a few times in top tier museums … Continue reading

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2012 Summary And My Favorite Picks

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This was a busy year, 13th Kassel Documenta, 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, 3rd New Museum Triennial, Whitney Biennial, art fairs, solo shows and a big consolidation for the Moraes-Barbosa collection. 2012 New Museum Triennial was the best event for me. … Continue reading

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Iman Issa Wins the Han Nefkens – MACBA 2012 Award

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2012 is the year for the Egyptian Iman Issa. She was present in the 2012 New Museum Triennial, won the Nefkens-MACBA 2012 award and was shortlisted for the Abraaj Capital Art Prize. The Nefkens-MACBA award granted her with EUR 50.000. … Continue reading

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My take on the Pinchuk Prize 2012

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Last week The Pinchuk Art Foundation, announced its 2012 winner: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. The British artists was awarded a $100.000 premium. Her work is not my cup of tea. I have had a lot of difficulty in finding a painter a … Continue reading

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Doris Salcedo at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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Last week I went to Pinacoteca to see Salcedo’s work: Plegaria Muda. It was a big impact. This work is a very dense political art piece. The work talks about the political violence and the public tragedies that Colombia has … Continue reading

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Miami Basel Art Fair 2012

Francys Allys

Francys Allys

Eva Kotatkova

Eva Kotatkova

Hector Zamora

Hector Zamora

More of the same in Miami this year. I have to say, the more I go the more I get bored in the art fairs. Of course, fairs are a good place to meet several dealers to update oneself about what is going on.

Talking about the market, It’s clear that the momentum is still positive. There are quite a few buyers around in Latin America, and there are interesting works being produced.

My picks of the fair are here:

-David Zwirner showed beautiful Francys Allys: Paintings, drawings and sculptures.

-Luciana Brito showed an amazing installation by Hector Zamora. In this installation Zamora shows parachutes used by the US Army and an history of when and where they were used. Besides the great story behind the work, Zamora’s work is beautiful.

-Meyer-Rigger brought several pieces from the young Czech artists Eva Kotatkova, a Pinchuk Prize 2012 shortlisted. Collages, drawings and beautiful puppets were in its booth.

– Henrique faria brought a great piece from the Venezulean Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck. His video won a prize at Frieze London and was donated for Tate Modern.

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